How To Choose The Right Slatwall Panels For Your Retail Shop?

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Slatwall panels are vertical display boards that form the basis of a Slatwall display. These panels are widely used for shop displays as they are incredibly useful in reducing the pressure on central displays, allowing for more relaxed and less crowded customs and making use of very little space. You can use each part of your shop’s interior with Slatwall panels and get the greatest return on this investment. 

These panels generally come in two forms, fixed wall panels that attach to the walls and freestanding gondola units which can be placed anywhere on the shop floor. It allows you to display and stock items on the walls. These versatile wall displays can increase the width of walkways, which could be very useful during busy days. The articles on a Slatwall display can be placed at a greater height than in the center of the shop without obstructing the customers’ vision. It will also allow you to orientate customers by displaying a certain type of item on each wall for better store orientation. This can greatly reduce the stress of shopping and lead to an increased number of customers.

Slatwall inserts and panels are versatile items and available in different colors and styles. This means you can find a panel that will perfectly fit your store’s style. The Slatwall can also be mounted onto freestanding and maneuverable legs. Whichever type you go for, they provide great stability. No brackets are needed, and the floating sleeves can be quickly placed or removed depending on your requirements. The adjustability makes it easy for retailers to deal with changing and rotating stock. This display change helps keep the shop design fresh, thus leading to an improved spend per head.

The Slatwall inserts determine the versatility that you are looking for since inserts can change the standard design of the Slatwall to fit your shop and color scheme. The benefits can also depend upon the type of materials that you choose. PVC inserts can reduce any wobble that the Slatwall shelving might experience and increase the grip strength and stability of each shelf. While aluminum inserts have a higher weight tolerance and prevent the wood from warping, thus can be better suited for items. You also get the options of joining strips and edging strips to conceal any exposed element of the Slatwall. Slatwall inserts also improve the safety of a store by covering harsh edges.

Holding Weight

Unsupported Slatwall panels will have no insert, color groove, laminate strip or plastic channel in the groove. But if an MDF is used, it can support up to 15 pounds per bracket, while if metal reinforcements are used, it will be able to support up to 60 pounds per bracket, thus ideal for retailers with heavy footfall. If your Slatwall does not have metal inserts, you can add them on the opening on one side where it can slide in. Without metal inserts, there will be a load center 6 inches from the wall when a 12-inch deep shelf has an item on it. The Slatwall accessories should be 12 inches from the wall and 12 inches apart. Also, a 4-foot shelf should have two brackets in the middle and on both ends.

What About Plastic Channels?

Plastic channels are available in different thicknesses. So you can decide which one you should add to your panel depending on the type of items and their weight. Remember that plastic channels add little weight to the channel. 

Down-slanted Faceout Problem

When the end of the channel carries all the weight, a lot of stress is put on the upper lip of the groove, which may lead to waterfall brackets or the faceouts slanting down. To avoid this, make sure you put only a small number of items on the channel and space them as much as possible.

Low and high Laminate Pressure Panel – Which One Is Stronger? 

Since both the low laminate pressure panel and the high laminate pressure panel actually go on the face of the panel, the strength of the Slatwall is not affected by either one of them. You only need to be concerned about what goes in the groove, as the strength of the panel is not determined by what is on the face.

What To Do During A Breakout?

Since the edges of the panel are its weakest parts, overloading a single groove can easily lead to breakouts. Breakout can also be caused when loading a groove that does not have metal inserts where two panels meet. Make sure no heavy items are placed on the groover with no metal inserts. You might take all the necessary precautions to ensure there is no overloading. But breakouts can happen randomly since a lot of unforeseen circumstances can occur. However, this can be avoided by choosing the right Slatwall paneling setup and the right accessories.

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